Medicine interviews for GEM at Swansea University usually occur between January and March.
To shortlist candidates for interview, all applications are checked to ensure that they meet the minimum academic and reference requirements. Candidates are then ranked on their GAMSAT score for selection.
Swansea aims to interview around 400 candidates each year for approximately 142 places to study. They send interview offers on a rolling basis.
Swansea University uses a Situational Judgement test, followed by two interviews that are each 20 minutes long.
Currently all interviews are expected to be held remotely using Zoom.
International applicants should also be prepared for an online interview.
At Swansea University, the following topics are typically covered in Medicine interview questions:
Sample interview questions might include:
Know the structure of your Swansea Medicine interview
If you are offered an interview at Swansea, then you will be invited to attend an assessment centre on a specific day. Here you will have to do a 30-minute Situational Judgement test (written) followed by two 20-minute interviews.
The interviewers may be clinicians, academics, medical students and/or members of the public. Make sure you are comfortable talking to a wide range of different people with different experiences before your interview, to make you feel as comfortable as possible on the day.
Ensure you know your Personal Statement inside out
Swansea says that your Personal Statement will be ‘considered and discussed’ in the interview. It’s essential that you go through your Personal Statement again before your interview to remind yourself of it.
Use a highlighter to pick out parts that the interviewers could focus on and ensure you can talk confidently about them. For example, if you mentioned some work experience, think about everything you learned from it and how you could reflect on it.
Understand what Swansea is looking for
Read these documents before your interview, so you are aware of what is expected of Doctors, and what they will be looking for at interview.
Research the course at Swansea
You might be asked about the Medicine course at Swansea in your interview, so it’s important that you’ve looked at what it involves and thought about why it might suit you.
Before your interview, make sure you are aware of the course and any unique features of studying Medicine at Swansea.
For example, Swansea uses a spiral curriculum with case-based learning, so think about the benefits of this and why you would suit this way of learning.
The decision of an offer will be based on performance at interview. No other factors will be considered.
Swansea usually sends offers from April onwards.
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